Best Cyber Monday deals still available: AirPods, Amazon Echo, laptops and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday 2020 has come and gone, but some deals remain — for now. As “cyber week” winds down, so will the best deals. Sure, holiday sales will be along soon, but we can’t say for sure whether the discounts will be as good. If there’s something you want, act now. (Another reason: long ship times, especially at Amazon.)

Read on for our favorite deals that are still available as of today.

The best Cyber Monday 2020 deals still available

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The second-gen Mini smart speaker originally sold for $50, though you can easily find it for around $20 these days. This little bundle adds a Google smart plug to the mix, thereby giving your smart home an extra kick-start.

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Cyber Monday 2020 deals still available at Staples: Gaming chairs, laptops and desktop monitors

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday 2020 is officially over, but Staples still has some great deals. Are you a gamer? Check out the Vortex gaming chair. Need a new monitor? The excellent AOC is still on sale for just $90. Just one small wrinkle: Several of these deals are sold out online, but may be available for in-store pickup at your local brick-and-mortar.  

AOC

Expand your desktop workspace with this slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If that model sells out, there’s also an HP V24i for $90, though it has only a one-year warranty.

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A good gaming chair is essential gear these days. (It’s OK if you use it for actual work, too

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Apple MacBook Cyber Monday sales: Save up to $350 on Intel-based MacBook Air and Pro laptops and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

 Black Friday is gone, but there are still some great deals left. Need a new laptop? You still have a chance to score one! While you won’t likely find significant savings on the newer M1 MacBooks (though we’ve seen some minor discounts from time to time) there are great deals to be had on the older Intel models. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with purchase of eligible models, including the 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch, right up through Cyber Monday.

If you’re hungry for the new M1 MacBooks that use Apple’s own silicon, the new MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro, you might have to wait, however. The early tests of the M1 machines show a significant

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Newegg Cyber Monday deals available now: a Samsung smart TV, gaming laptops, PCs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday has come and gone, but a few deals on great tech products are still available at Newegg as we glide into Cyber Monday. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s sale features not only large discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you want, you’ll want to buy it

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Cyber Monday laptop deals: Discounts on HP Pavilion, HP Chromebook, Microsoft Surface, Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

If you’ve been waiting to buy a new laptop, now’s the time. Black Friday might be officially finished, but we’re moving swiftly into Cyber Monday and there are some amazing laptop deals available right now from nearly every retailer, including Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and Walmart. We’ve found loads of discounted HP laptops, as well as deals from other brands such as Apple, Lenovo and Microsoft. We’ve gathered the best deals here so you can grab new gear and then relax for the rest of the long weekend.

More Black Friday laptop and PC deals

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The Dell G5 15 earned our Editors’ Choice Award for budget gaming laptops at the end of last year. It offers outstanding

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Newegg Black Friday deals still available: Smart TVs, gaming laptops, PCs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday may have come and gone, but tons of deals on great tech products are still available at Newegg. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features not only large discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you want, you’ll want to buy it soon because some

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Newegg Black Friday deals still available: Gaming laptops, PCs, smart TVs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday may have passed, but the deals are still in full swing at Newegg, where there’s a lot of money to be saved on the great tech products. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features not only hefty discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you

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The best Black Friday deals at Staples: AirPods, laptops, gaming chairs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Thanksgiving is here and it can be easy to forget that there are stores other than Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. But don’t miss out: Some of those stores are doing this whole Black Friday thing too. Take Staples, for example: The big-box office supply chain sells more than just copy paper. In fact, it has some deals that rival or even beat what you’ll find elsewhere.

And you don’t have to wait; Staples’ Black Friday sale is happening right now. Here are my top picks from the store’s virtual aisles.

AOC

Expand your desktop workspace with this super slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If

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New laptops faster than last-gen PCs

For the second time in as many generations, new laptops are leapfrogging last year’s models with zippy responsiveness, snappy performance and better battery life.



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: Lenovo's Yoga 9i in front and Yoga C940 in the back.


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Lenovo’s Yoga 9i in front and Yoga C940 in the back.

I have to say, I was impressed with last-generation laptops – the first crop of Intel-based systems tuned for how we actually use PCs – when they first came out. But now, after conducting side-by-side tests between one of those 10th-generation Intel Core-based systems and an 11th-generation Core laptop just now coming to market, I’m flat-out amazed at the difference.

The new system, the just-released Lenovo Yoga 9i ($1,379 as configured), is always ready for work, even before I can get the lid open. Applications open, close and run quickly. The system runs quiet and cool. It charges super quickly.  Battery life has been great, with active

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AMD is preparing Ryzen 5000 APUs for laptops, but not all will be Zen 3-based

Something to look forward to: AMD kicked off an excellent year of tech with the release of Renoir, the Ryzen 4000 series mobile APUs. Now their replacements are due: but lightning rarely strikes twice, and it appears that AMD isn’t ready for another revolution.

The new Ryzen mobile series is suspected to have a mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3 parts, according to different leaks as shown in the table below (courtesy of NotebookCheck).

Code-named Lucienne (pronounced lucy-en), a feminine French name meaning ‘light,’ when the processors release, they’ll join AMD’s desktop parts in going by the Ryzen 5000 series nomenclature. But Lucienne parts won’t use the new Zen 3 architecture, instead, they’ll use Zen 2 and stick to the same Vega graphics.

It is suspected Lucienne will be offered in budget and mainstream laptops, while the ‘Cezanne’ Ryzen 5000 APUs will get the upgrade to Zen 3 and

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